VTC cooks up another mystery dinner theater production

DUMMERSTON — The Vermont Theatre Company will present a mystery dinner theater production: a Las Vegas wedding and murder, Viva Las Vegas. The play is to be presented at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center on Sept. 21 and 22.

The action takes place in rockin' Las Vegas where it appears love has won out in the battle of wills between the spoiled Virgen White and her controlling and brilliant father, Pearly Gates Gamboling Emporium owner Blackjack White. E.Z. Ryder, the rakish groom and ex-Ghosts of Hell biker, has sworn that he is ready to give up his wild life for wedded bliss. Standing in front of the tiny Love Me Tender Chapel, accompanied by her mother, Dee Vorst, the beautiful blushing bride Virgen and the leather-clad E.Z. are about to say “I do” just as Blackjack White storms in and shouts “You won't!”

In a town famous for glitzy style, quick weddings, and even quicker bucks, this tawdry scene is not uncommon. As dancing showgirl Ruby Lipps and handsome music legend Rock King witness, the fire and brimstone preacher Reverend Hal Fyre proceeds to utter his “Do you Virgen White....” Just then a scuffle ensues, a shot rings out, and the father of the bride cashes in his chips. It is up to Sheriff Sam Stone to sift through the clues, and with the audience's help, to bring the murderer to justice.

The play is accompanied by dinner prepared by David's Catering of Putney. Audience members are welcome to dress up for the occasion.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person (which includes the dinner and the evening's entertainment). Reservations and advanced payments are required. To make reservations, call 802-258-1344 or email [email protected].

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